|music another name for soh|
|[C14: see |
|1.||short for new sol|
|2.||a former French copper or silver coin, usually worth 12 deniers|
|[C16: from Old French, from Late Latin: |
|a colloid that has a continuous liquid phase, esp one in which a solid is suspended in a liquid|
|[C20: shortened from |
|astronomy a solar day as measured on the planet Mars, equal to 24.65 hours|
|[C20: from Latin sōl the sun]|
|1.||Greek counterpart: Helios the Roman god personifying the sun|
|2.||a poetic word for the sun|
|1.||Also: Solr solicitor|
sol (sôl, sōl)
A colloidal dispersion of a solid in a liquid.
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in physical chemistry, a colloid (aggregate of very fine particles dispersed in a continuous medium) in which the particles are solid and the dispersion medium is fluid. If the dispersion medium is water, the colloid may be called a hydrosol; and if air, an aerosol. Lyophobic (Greek: "liquid-hating") sols are characterized by particles that are not strongly attracted to molecules of the dispersion medium and that are relatively easily coagulated and precipitated. Lyophilic ("liquid-loving") sols are more stable and more closely resemble true solutions. Many sols are intermediate between lyophobic and lyophilic types. Compare gel.
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